Kristina M. Ehmke, 44, of Wausau, is a free soul now as her 35 year fight with Chronic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS) was ended abruptly June 4th 2023. This debilitating disease interfered with her quality of life on a daily basis. On her good days she was an unstoppable worker that would always choose the toughest projects. Kristina is already deeply missed by her family, friends, and her beloved dog Zeus.
Kristina graduated college from UWM with a Civil Engineering degree and began her professional life immediately upon graduation. She was employed by Central Wisconsin Engineering in Wausau as well as EMCS, in Wausau, and Graef Engineering in Milwaukee. She often said that her favorite part of road construction was the smell of freshly laid blacktop.
In Kristina's private life, her favorite things to do were to gaze at the millions of stars as we sat around the fire at the family cabin, three wheeling and camping with friends, cuddling with her dog Zeus and frequenting the Rib Mountain dog park where she was known for her Jolly Ranchers. She was well known for her cooking and canning abilities as she has supplied the family with her famous pickles, jams, and apple sauces. Kristina also enjoyed reading, music and knitting.
Kristina is survived by her mother Jo Ann Ehmke, brother Daniel Ehmke, Grandmother Karen Winters, Aunt Nancy & Todd Drake, Uncle David & Jill Winters, Aunt Barb & Bob Gesicki, Aunt Nancy Lewis, Cousins Celia, Monicca, and Caura Winters, Michelle & Aaron Russell and family, Angela & Brandon Marquardt and family, Amanda Lewis and Becky Lewis and family, Jenny Tushoski Lebarge and family, Troy Tushoski and family. She is preceded in death by Grandfathers Fred Winters, Donald Ehmke, Grandmother Marge Ehmke, and Uncle Thomas Ehmke.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 17th from 3 PM - 6 PM at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce Street, Wausau. A memorial service celebrating Kristina's life will follow at 6 PM.